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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Feb 16, 2012 7:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Jamming into Cumberland Blues?

Two great examples, the second of which I was just listening to:

Viola Lee Blues > Cumberland Blues

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-10-31.early-late.sbd.serafin.33566.flac16

Dark Star > Cumberland Blues

http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-09-27.sbd.vernon.18106.sbeok.shnf

In both cases, the transition is so clean because it really just takes a simple motif by Phil melded with some syncopated chords by Bob, so I'm wondering why they didn't do it more often. I don't know the 81-95 era Cumberland Blues, so it may have become common for all I know. Anyone know of other 74 and before jams that end up there?

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Poster: BVD Date: Feb 17, 2012 7:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jamming into Cumberland Blues?

The 9/27/72 Dark Star into Cumberland sounds as if they did it hundreds of times, this is the only time they were paired like this. Great stuff!

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Feb 16, 2012 8:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jamming into Cumberland Blues?

There are lots of other examples...

The Eleven> Cumberland

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-11.sbd.gerland.10987.sbeok.shnf

There are some other near transitions from Dec 1969, but they're more like quick stops.

A couple months later, we've got NFA> Cumberland

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-02-05.sbd.bean.3911.sbeok.shnf

And then the classic, Viola Lee> The Seven> Cumberland

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-03-21.early.lee.pcrp.20184.sbeok.shnf

Dick's Picks Vol. 8, aka 5/2/70, has Candyman> Cumberland. This was done a few other times, though I don't recall that it was really so much of a transition as kind of a one-two punch.

The 80's brought a lot of Mama Tried> Cumberlands and MAMU> Cumberlands in the "cowboy combo" fashion. I'm not going to post links. There are lots.

There is a really fun combo from 3/9/85 that goes China Cat> Cumberland> Miracle> Eyes

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-03-09.sbd.miller.104962.flac16

Miracle> Cumberland

http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-04-19.sbd.clugston.11883.sbeok.shnf

There are lots more from the 80s and beyond, but you were focused on pre-hiatus, so there you have it.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Feb 16, 2012 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jamming into Cumberland Blues?

Thanks for the Thelma and Fillmore examples, s&r (Cliff beat you to the Capitol Theatre one). Interesting that Jerry starts the transition at the Fillmore show and Phil picks it up. In the Thelma example, Phil starts it, but when Jerry was playing the usual The Eleven riffs about a minute before, a bit of it sounded Cumberlandy enough to me that I could imagine Phil having gotten the idea for the transition from him.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 16, 2012 8:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jamming into Cumberland Blues?

The first that comes to mind is the Seven Jam> Cumberland from my favorite Port Chester set...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-03-21.early.lee.pcrp.20184.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Feb 16, 2012 8:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jamming into Cumberland Blues?

Thanks, Cliff. Again, initiated by Phil with a simple bass motif. I love the forcing of 7 beats into 8. Quite a listenable aud--I'll have to dl the whole thing.

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